Before we began our journey to Waianae Kai, we were visited by Uncle Paul Roman to gain knowledge about the experience we were yet to encounter. We went to Wai'anae Kai Forest Reserve, which is located on the west side of O’ahu in Wai’anae Valley. We cut down koa haole trees and Guinea grass to clear around the native Hawaiian plants. While cleaning, we saw milo, aweoweo, wiliwili, 'a'alii, and, 'ilima which were planted by many students and volunteers over the past few years. It was important to help because the weeds keep growing back. The native trees are planted in the fire break to stop wildfires and perpetuate the native plants. The highlight of the day was getting to see the work we did. At the end of the day, we felt accomplished, good, and dirty!